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12,000 Muzaffarnagar riot victims yet to return to native village

Monday, 17 February 2014 - 2:06pm IST | Agency: PTI

Over 12,000 riot victims are yet to return to their native villages, district authorities said here today.

12,681 riot victims have not returned to their native villages, Additional District Magistrate Indermani Tripathi told newsmen here today.

The district authorities have launched a drive to facilitate the displaced victims to get them enrolled in voter list and also help them secure admission for their children in schools and colleges, he said. The displaced victims are now living in villages Jogiya Khera, Sanjak, Tawli, Baghra, Vigyana, Habibpur, Sikri, Riyawli, Nagla, Husainpur, Loee Mandwada, Shapur, Budhana, Kalyanpur, Shikarpur, Jolla, Basikala, Khampur of the district.

Forms of the 2,371 families have been submitted to help them in getting new ration cards and voter cards.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to establish a government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Loee village where hundreds of riot victims are living, Sub Divisional Magistrate Manish Kumar Sharma said here today. The government has provided land for the Institute and construction will commence soon, he said.




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